Pulaski County Council to Consider Library Bond, EMS On-Call Pay, Budget Transfers Tonight

Pulaski County Council: back row: Mike Tiede, Kathi Thompson, Brian Young; front row: Scott Hinkle, Rudy DeSabatine, Jay Sullivan (not pictured: Ken Boswell)

The Pulaski County Public Library may be moving ahead with a bond issuance. Library Attorney Justin Schramm is expected to discuss it with the county council tonight. Officials have been working on plans for lead dust and asbestos remediation in nonpublic areas of the Winamac library.

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Monterey Library Bond Resolution Approved by Pulaski County Council

The Monterey-Tippecanoe Township Public Library will be able to issue bonds for building improvements, following the approval of the Pulaski County Council Monday. Ryan Fetters with accounting firm Umbaugh and Associates said the bond issue won’t raise property taxes beyond their 2017 levels, although there will be a slight increase from the current rate.

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Pulaski Council to Consider Salary Update, Monterey Library Bond Resolution Tonight

The Pulaski County Council will consider a salary matrix amendment when it meets tonight. Auditor Laura Wheeler first proposed the changes back in July, following the adoption of a set of written “Matrix Rules” the month before. However, council members had questions about whether the EMS Department should be added into the matrix, and if so, how to do it.

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Pulaski County Council to Consider Additional Appropriations for Part-Time Pay

The Pulaski County Council will be taking steps tonight to make sure money is available to pay part-time employees. A shortage of full-time EMS employees at the beginning of the year took a huge toll on the department’s part-time budget, according to EMS Director Bryan Corn. “Staffing was kind of rough there for a while,” he told the county commissioners last week. “We had quite a few full-time openings that we had to utilize part-time staff to fill that, to essentially keep the 911 trucks going, keep the 911 trucks in service.”

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State Changes Prompt Bonding Alterations in Pulaski County

Pulaski County CourthouseA few changes may be seen with the way officials with the Pulaski County government are insured.

The state of Indiana requires that public officials carry bond amounts as a form of financial protection to the employees as well as local governments. Changes that are anticipated to go into effect on January 1st, however, have prompted some alternations in the bonding policies offered.
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Pulaski County Reviews Financing Options for Courthouse Upgrades

Pulaski County CourthousePulaski County is reviewing financial options for a proposed courthouse renovation.

During a joint session of the Pulaski County Council and Commissioners, a presentation was given for the possible issuance of bonds for upgrades and repairs to the courthouse. The County is currently analyzing the courthouse building before bidding architectural work for the upgrades.
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Culver Council Approves Bond Ordinance for Water Treatment Facility

culver town hall

The Culver Town Council has taken another step toward upgrading its water treatment facility.

During a special meeting on Tuesday night, an ordinance that allows a bond issuance to take place was considered. Culver is in the process of undertaking a $1.6-million upgrade to its water treatment facility. Fees and other expenses put the project in the $2.2-million range.
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